Monday, April 30, 2007

Big, beautiful Bollywood

If you've never seen a Bollywood movie, do yourself a favour and see one. The colour, the costumes, the drama, the laughs...each movie has it all.
Natasha Oakley recently blogged about this movie over at the Pink Heart Society and it whet my appetite to watch it again, which I did over the weekend.
My first taste of Bollywood started with Bride and Prejudice (based on the Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice) and I loved it. So much so that I wrote my own single title novel BOLLYWOOD OR BUST, which my agent is currently shopping. Unfortunately, while paranormal is hot, hot, hot at the moment, chick-lit is not so while most editors have said they love the book, it would be a 'hard sell'. Shame, 'cos I can really see this book on the big screen ;)
Anyway, back to Bollywood. Since I've seen this movie, I've watched whole host of others, the most recent a real surprise. Where in the past there was no kissing between the hero and heroine, this one had kissing, showed them in bed, the heroine falls pregnant and they talk abortion! I was so surprised, but I guess even Bollywood has to move with the times eventually.
So do yourself a favour. Head out and watch a Bollywood film today. You won't be disappointed. Oh, and if there are any producers out there, I have this really great script.... :)

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

When ideas refuse to go away!

I couldn't sleep last night.

The idea for my next Modern Extra kept morphing and developing and going round and round in my head. I guess this is a good thing, as the plot for this one is coming to me bit by bit but honestly, at 1am in the morning when I'd been up the previous night with a sick child and was exhausted, it would be nice if the ideas waited till morning!

That said, I can't nail down a conflict for this one.
The characters are so crystal clear it's fabulous but I can't think of one thing to keep them apart!
Hmm...must think...must think...and if that doesn't work, rest assured I'll be turning it over to you guys for inspiration. There'll be a book or two in it for you, promise!